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Un Alpinismo di Ricerca [Mountaineering Research]: Gogna, Alessandro
signedGogna, Alessandro Un Alpinismo di Ricerca [Mountaineering Research]
1983 dall‘Oglio Italy new ed, 8vo, pp.359, 28 color & 15 bw photos, wraps; signed, near fine #27068 $75.00
Gogna, an Italian mountaineer, adventurer, mountain guide, prolific writer, and lecturer, made numerous first ascents in the Alps in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Further afield, expeditions took him to Annapurna (1973), Lhotse (1975), El Capitan (1978), and K2 (1979). Here he presents ma[read more]

The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
American Alpine Club LibraryGreen, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth spine chipped affecting author name/lower spine, spine separated from backstrip, hinges taped, body of book in 3 sections, AAC/Ladd bookplate, map w/ orig folds & no tears, poor #24863 $125.00 $90.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
American Alpine Club LibraryGreen, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth chipped top spine, dampstain to rear cover, hinges taped, DPL, Montagnier, & AAC/Montagnier bookplates, DPL stamp to title & marks to copyright page, miss frontis tissue guard, fair #24862 $150.00 $108.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook: Green, William Spotswood
American Alpine Club LibraryGreen, William Spotswood The High Alps of New Zealand: or A Trip to the Glaciers of the Antipodes with an Ascent of Mount Cook
1883 MacMillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 350, 32, frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 maps (1 fldg), 2 figures, appendices, gilt-lettered red cloth; cloth spine browned, 2 spine edge chips, spine & front cover separated from backstrip, Alexander Ormsbee bookplate, map w/ orig folds & no tears, good #24861 $175.00 $126.00
Green was an Irish clergyman who made many early explorations of the New Zealand Alps and Canadian Rockies. In 1882 he abandoned the first ascent of Mount Cook by turning back a few feet from the summit to avoid being benighted. His uncompleted ascent, by a route which was not finished until many [read more]

To the Alps of Chinese Tibet: An Account of a Journey of Exploration Up To and Among the Snow-Clad Mountains of the Tibetan Frontier: Gregory, J. W.
Gregory, J. W. To the Alps of Chinese Tibet: An Account of a Journey of Exploration Up To and Among the Snow-Clad Mountains of the Tibetan Frontier
1924 Lippincott Philadelphia 1st, 8vo, pp.321, photo frontis, 25 bw photos, 2 illus, 5 maps (1 fldg), black dec/lettered orange cloth; cloth w/ ¼” tear top spine, bright, name on ffep, tight, near fine #27507 $275.00
Gregory (1864-1932) was a Scottish geologist and explorer who undertook a four-month, 1500-mile journey through Burma to south-western China and Chinese Tibet. His account includes observations on geology, geography, living conditions, culture, agriculture, the Chinese language, Chinese educational [read more]

The Early Mountaineers: Gribble, Francis
New Gribble, Francis The Early Mountaineers
1899 Fisher Unwin London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 338, frontis w/ tissue guard, 47 bw illus, appendices, teg, gold dec blue cloth; cloth w/ light wear, bookplate on ffep, name, tight, vg #22483 $345.00 $295.00
A most interesting, and detailed, record of pre-nineteenth century mountaineering in the Alps and Pyrenees. Uncommon. Neate G67. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Wanderungen in den Dolomiten [Hiking in the Dolomites]: Grohmann, Paul
signedGrohmann, Paul Wanderungen in den Dolomiten [Hiking in the Dolomites]
1877 Carl Gerold’s Sohn Wien 1st, 8vo, pp.328, 413-416, frontis, 3 woodcuts, marbled eps, ¾ black leather & marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine w/ raised bands; signed M(aurice) Holzmann, boards w/ light edge wear, tight, very good #26525 $1,975.00 $1,695.00
A Scarce Work on the Dolomites with a Wonderful Association Grohman (1838-1908) was an Austrian mountaineer and writer who pioneered exploring technically challenging mountains. He is thought to have made more first ascents in the Eastern Alps than anyone else, including the four highest summits[read more]

Hanoteau, Guillaume The Alps I Love
1962 Tudor NY 1st, 8vo, np, photo frontis, 12 color & 100 bw photos, tan cloth; dj w/ 2" tear back, vg, cloth fine. #9718 $19.00
A nice photo book of the Alps with an introduction by Herzog. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature.[read more]

The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment: Hansen, Peter H.
Hansen, Peter H. The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 380, 24 bw figs, 2 maps, yellow cloth; dj & cloth new #26441 $34.99 $29.00
The history of mountaineering has long served as a metaphor for civilization triumphant. Once upon a time, the Alps were an inaccessible habitat of specters and dragons, until heroic men — pioneers of enlightenment — scaled their summits, classified their strata and flora, and banished the phantoms [read more]

On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer: Hardie, Norman
signedHardie, Norman On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer
2006 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.323, 39 color & 18 bw photos, 2 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; signed, fine #24588 $45.00
Norman Hardie is a New Zealand civil engineer who has lived a fascinating life. He paid his way through university by shooting deer in rugged terrain. After graduating he worked on hydro-electric projects among the mountains and, with a strong group of friends, made many first ascents on major summi[read more]

Beyond Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During and After: Harrer, Heinrich
Harrer, Heinrich Beyond Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During and After
2007 UK 1st, thick 8vo, pp.511, 33 color & 53 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24725 $59.95
The autobiography of Heinrich Harrer (1912 – 2006), noted traveller, explorer and mountaineer who led one of the most extraordinary lives of the 20th century. Harrer made the first ascent of the notorious North Face of the Eiger (1938) and famously spent Seven Years in Tibet where he was tutor, men[read more]

Hartemann, Frederic V. & Robert Hauptman The Mountain Encyclopedia: An A-Z Compendium of More Than 2,300 Terms, Concepts, Ideas, and People
2005 US 1st, 4to, pp.xxxv, 291, 408 color & 40 bw photos, 32 drawings, 31 sidebars, 2 tables, 18 maps, appendices, wraps; near fine #25141 $19.00 $15.20
The first English-language A-Z compendium on all topics related to mountains, including geological, geographical, and zoological terms, as well as many entries on significant explorers, surveyors, mountaineers, rock climbers, and skiers. Definitions, explanations, and clarifications are contained i[read more]

The Merry-Go-Round of My Life: An Adventurer’s Diary: Hechtel, Richard
New Hechtel, Richard The Merry-Go-Round of My Life: An Adventurer’s Diary
1991 Vantage NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 219, 10 bw photos, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #24198 $29.00 $14.00
Hechtel’s autobiography of climbs in the Alps, Himalaya, McKinley, Ecuador, Bolivia, and elsewhere. This was originally ublished in German as ‘Lebens-erinnerungen’. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Heiniger, E. A. Viertausender: Ein Bildbuch von der Schönheit unserer Alpen [Four-Thousander's: A Picture Book of the Beauty of Our Alps]
1942 Fretz & Wasmuth Zurich 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 96, 85 bw photos, tan cloth; dj worn, edge tears, vg-, cloth fine #24261 $25.00
A nice photographic essay of the Swiss Alps. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. In German, no English translation.[read more]

Where the Mountains Throw Their Dice: An Insight into the Kiwi Climbing Psyche: Hersey, Paul
Hersey, Paul Where the Mountains Throw Their Dice: An Insight into the Kiwi Climbing Psyche
2008 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.175, photo frontis, 19 color photos, map, photo eps, wraps; new #25313 $29.95
A prolific New Zealand mountaineer, Hersey’s first book includes accounts of his own climbs in both NZ and the Italian Alps, as well as chats with some of NZ’s most experienced climbers to find out why they are drawn to the mountains and why, after losing friends, they return.[read more]

Abenteuer Berg [Adventure Mountain]: Hiebeler, Toni
Hiebeler, Toni Abenteuer Berg [Adventure Mountain]
1957 Engelhornverlag Stuttgart 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 29 bw photos, grey cloth;; cloth tight, vg #27377 $9.00 $7.65
Hiebeler (1930-1984) was an outstanding Alpine climber and prolific mountain publisher and editor. This is his first book and covers his climbs in the Eastern and Western Alps. In German, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Mountain Views: A Lifetime’s Enjoyment: Hoare, Rupert
Hoare, Rupert Mountain Views: A Lifetime’s Enjoyment
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.212, 152 color photos, color map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27103 $43.95
A personal account of 38 years of walking, climbing, mountaineering and ski-mountaineering in Britain, the Alps and farther afield – Libya, Nepal, Australia, Greenland, Pyrenees, Spain, Corsica, Norway, Karakoram, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Iran, and Greece. Hoare enjoyed photog[read more]

Playing: Robin Hodgkin’s Mountaineering Letters – 1937-47: Hodgkin, Adam, ed.
Hodgkin, Adam, ed. Playing: Robin Hodgkin’s Mountaineering Letters – 1937-47
2005 Privately Published UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 99, 22 bw photos, 2 sketches, map, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #24971 $49.00
Robin Hodgkin (1916-2003) was a Quaker, educationist, mountaineer (Oxford University Mountaineering Club, Vice-President of the Alpine Club (1974-75), and one of the most talented climbers of his generation. This collection of his mountain letters covers his expeditions to the Caucasus (a new route[read more]

Steps of Courage: My Parents' Journey from Nazi Germany to America: Hoerlin, Bettina
signedHoerlin, Bettina Steps of Courage: My Parents' Journey from Nazi Germany to America
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 316, 57 bw photos, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25946 $28.99
Following her parents death, Hoerlin discovered a suitcase filled with over 500 love letters between her mother Kate Tietz Schmid, who was part of Munich’s intellectual and musical elite, but Jewish, and her father Hermann Hoerlin, a world record-holding German mountaineer and aspiring physicist, as[read more]

Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest: A Hill-Walker’s Journey to the Top of the World: Horrell, Mark
Horrell, Mark Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest: A Hill-Walker’s Journey to the Top of the World
2017 US 8vo, pp.401, 20 bw photos, wraps; new #27187 $19.95
From hiking to mountaineering. The true story of how a simple hiker went trekking in Nepal and was inspired to become a mountaineer. After his hike in the Himalayas, Horrell went on a journey that led him to climb Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua; finally he tackled the ultimate challenge of climbing Evere[read more]

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